HydroBalance: Active suspension of the mower conditioner
Clean food for humans requires that we also feed our cattle with good quality grass. The system presented adjusts the height of the cutting machine in order to get clean grass and to save fuel and therefore environment. Optimally balanced cutting head can save up to 20% of required machine power and fuel cost accordingly.
Tool for Obtaining Real Understanding on Vessel Performance
Understanding how the vessel performs in real operation is a cornerstone for optimizing the fuel efficiency and technical maintenance of the vessel. Traditional engineering methods can predict the vessel performance but they are developed and thus are only reliable for ideal conditions. Today, the knowledge of how the vessel really performs in actual...
UWB-based Real time location system to enhance productivity and safety
When the control system or machine knows the positon of the operator, obstacles or targets in remote control applications, the information can often be used to enhance safety and improve productivity. Remote controlled machine with 3D positioning system can prevent both unintentional and intentional hazardous control by the operator. UWB (ultra wide band) technology is...
Efficient and reliable control software
Development of efficient and reliable control software requires efficient development tools. Controller development using MATLAB/Simulink is becoming increasingly popular in both university research and industry applications. This offers a possibility to integrate controller development with simulation of the controlled machine, which allows early evaluation of control...
FINAL REPORT: EFFIMA ” Energy and Life-cycle Cost Efficient Machines”
Energy and life cycle cost efficient machines – EFFIMA (2009-2014) is one of the first FIMECC programme initiatives. The main target of the programme was to develop new technology and solutions that enable machines and systems with dramatically lower life-cycle costs. The final report illustrates the research results and impact of the FIMECC EFFIMA programme.
From environment perception to situational awareness and adaptive safety in a multi machine work site
Video presents shortly 3 demonstrations and their results of EFFIMA programme. Demonstrations are Situation awareness for collision avoidance in harbor environment, rapid safety function development process, and localization in civil engineering worksite.
Compact energy efficient hydraulic drives for marine applications – tackling the environmental and performance requirements
Energy efficiency and compact design define some of the key requirements for modern day mobile and industrial applications. Digital hydraulics and pump controlled hydraulics introduce attractive alternatives for traditional low efficiency hydraulic systems and can be constructed with compact design. By taking into consideration the environmental factors of marine...
Improving the efficiency of order-picking in distribution centres
In order-picking the pickers drive around the warehouse and pick items according to customer orders. It is a very labour intensive operation and can cause as much as 50% of the total warehousing operating costs. Researchers received a three months dataset from an order picking warehouse and they recomputed all the routes for the pickers using the method, which in average...
New tool set to support hydraulic system design and analyses
Hatch cover systems are usually tailored to some extended. This means that performance requirements for control system vary in projects. Combination of mechanical models and hydraulic system simulation tools improves system design accuracy compared to traditional methods while it also brings previously unavailable information of system behaviour visual in design phase.
Product development does it with virtual prototypes
Recently the use of virtual prototyping (VP) in product development has increased due to cost-effectiveness. To fully gain the benefits of the virtual prototyping use, there is a need for understanding how to implement virtual prototyping into the company use and how to build virtual prototypes that support analysing and testing.